How can we raise our kids with ADHD to become mentally healthy and successful adults? In this course, we talk with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a NY Times bestselling author, and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. Dr. Hallowell authored the groundbreaking book on ADHD, Driven to Distraction, and has written several other books on ADHD, including a newly released e-book, co-authored with Lisa Schuman, ADHD and Adoption. He was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years and is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers. 

 This course covers the following topics:

 Part 1: Understanding ADHD

  • What is ADHD? 
  • What are the symptoms? 
  • What causes ADHD?
  • The genetics of ADHD. 
  • Are adopted and foster kids more prone to ADHD?
  • How to tell if our child’s behavior is ADHD or caused by the trauma they’ve experienced?


Part 2: Treating ADHD

  • Avoiding “learned helplessness”
  • Importance of early diagnosing and intervention.
  • Who to go to for diagnosing?
  • Nutrition and lifestyle that will help kids with ADHD.
  • To medicate or not?
  • Should you take a medication break/holiday?

Part 3: Parenting Challenges with Raising a Child with ADHD:

  • Managing expectations
  • Stop comparing your child and yourself to other parents and their “perfect” kids.
  • Self control
  • Sticking to an activity - the challenge of finding the balance between encouraging a child to persist and letting go.
  • Why can my child focus on a video game but take 3 hours to finish a 30 minute homework assignment. And what can I do about it?
  • What to let go and what to not. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Part 4: Looking for the Positives in ADHD

  • ADHD is not a disorder, but rather a trait. Manage it properly and turn it can become a tremendous asset.
  • Think of treating ADHD not as treating a disability but as unwrapping a gift. 
  • Explaining ADHD to the child.
  • Co-Author of Positively ADD

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

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This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(7)

 96.48 (b)(5)

 96.48 (c)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements

Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.